Support Worker

Posted 2 years ago

The Pontesbury Project provides supported living services for adults with autism and learning disabilities in our residencies within the Rea Valley area of Shropshire and is looking to recruit Support Workers to join our team.

As a Support Worker you will assist the people we support with routine personal and domestic tasks, including personal care, household tasks including cleaning, cooking and participating in their chosen activities within the local community. Full-time hours are available and flexible working arrangements will be considered. Shifts will be worked on a rota basis spread across mornings, afternoons and sleep ins, including weekends and bank holidays.

Are you flexible, caring, enthusiastic, friendly, and passionate about providing high-quality, specialist support? If so, we want to hear from you! Previous experience of working in a similar role is desirable although not essential as a comprehensive training package will be provided. It is essential that you hold a full UK driving licence.

In addition to competitive rates of pay starting from £22,084 per annum (£11.32 per hour), other benefits include:

  • 35 days holiday (including bank holidays) each year
  • £56.70 for sleep in duties
  • Simply Health healthcare cash plan
  • Life Assurance benefit
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Excellent training opportunities, including support to gain your Care Certificate
  • Free enhanced DBS certificate

To apply, please complete your application form on-line or contact our recruitment team for an application pack: or tel: 01743 790074. If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.


By completing this application, you certify that the information given is to the best of your knowledge correct, and if appointed, personal information about you may be computerised for Personnel/employee administration purposes including analysis for management purposes and statutory returns.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

The Pontesbury Project aim to fulfil commitments set out in its Equality policy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce to promote equality and diversity.  We are committed to ensuring that all appointments are made on merit.  

The Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (submit separately) is used to monitor how effective we have been at opening posts to all relevantly qualified individuals.  In order to help us to monitor the appointment process, all applicants are asked to complete this form. The data submitted on this form will be kept strictly confidential and used for statistical purposes only.  Our policies comply with General Data Protection Regulation (2018).

The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this but filling in this form is voluntary. 

Please return the completed form in an envelope/email marked ‘Strictly confidential’ to: 

Meadow Brook, Little Minsterley, Shrewsbury SY5 0BP or

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Personal Declaration: As part of the children’s, young and vulnerable adults work force this role will require a DBS check.

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